Media Contact

Sam Petto, ACLU of Nebraska Communications Director

January 8, 2020

The Nebraska Legislature begins its latest session.

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Legislature’s annual session began with anti-abortion politicians filing a bill prohibiting physicians from providing dilation and evacuation (D&E), a medically proven method for performing abortions.

Danielle Conrad, executive director of the ACLU of Nebraska, said the new bill is an attempt to dismantle legal abortion care.

“This bill is about one thing and one thing only – pushing abortion out of reach for women in Nebraska,” Conrad said. “The bottom line is, the decision about whether to keep or end a pregnancy belongs to a woman, and politicians should not be in the business of judging her or interfering with that decision. As the legislative session gets underway today, we must instead work together to improve women’s health, especially for those in rural and low-income areas, not bringing forth bills that push abortion out of reach.”